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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' flac album

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Performer: Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Title: Moanin'
Country: US
Released: 1984
Style: Hard Bop, Swing
Category: Jazz / Blues
Rating: 4.4 ✦
Other format: TTA AHX APE ASF MP1 MMF AIFF

Moanin' is a jazz album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1958 for the Blue Note label and released in 1959. This was Blakey's first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for a miscellany of labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track "Moanin'" (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to its becoming known by that title.

Moanin' includes some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. The title selection is a pure tuneful melody stewed in a bluesy shuffle penned by pianist Bobby Timmons, while tenor saxophonist Benny Golson's classy, slowed "Along Came Betty" and the static, militaristic "Blues March" will always have a home in the repertoire of every student or professional jazz band  . Certainly a complete and wholly satisfying album, Moanin' ranks with the very best of Blakey and what modern jazz offered in the late '50s and beyond.

On October 30, 1958 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded the album Moanin' at Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey for the Blue Note label. Moanin' is one of the most influential and important hard bop albums due to its outstanding compositions, arrangements, and personnel. The quintet at this time consisted of Pittsburgh native Art Blakey on drums, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, bassist Jymie Merritt, and pianist Bobby Timmons, all from Philadelphia. Benny Golson wrote the arrangements and contributed four of the album's six tracks

Watch the video for Moanin' from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers's Moanin' for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Skip to YouTube video. Before "soul" had pop or rock connotations - it was jazz and this track was its birth. Thank you Bobby Timmons. Art Blakey and Horace Silver formed the Jazz Messengers in 1955 and co-led it. When Silver dropped out in the group's first year the group name was changed to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. View full artist profile.

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This is one of Art Blakey's best albums, and that's saying a lot because Bu has had some superb musicians in his Jazz Messengers. On Moanin', he's at the top of his game, laying down some solid rhythms behind Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt. Blakey shines on the "Drum Thunder Suite" and "Blues March", both written by Golson. This is a classic album that hasn't been remastered to death the way a lot of records transferred to CD have. Moanin' is the first song that comes to mind when he is mentioned, and the line-up on this 1958 album is among the best. I personally believe that the only trumpeter Blakey had that tops Lee Morgan on this album was Clifford Brown (and technically that group was not the Jazz Messengers. In addition to Lee Morgan, having Benny Golson on this album is practically icing on the cake.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Moanin'
Composed By – Bobby Timmons
9:30
A2 Are You Real 4:45
A3 Along Came Betty 6:05
The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (7:15)
B1.1 First Theme: Drum Thunder
B1.2 Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
B1.3 Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
B2 Blues March 6:15
B3 Come Rain Or Come Shine
Composed By – Mercer-Arlen*
5:45

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey

Credits

  • Bass – Jymie Merritt
  • Composed By – Benny Golson (tracks: A2 to B2)
  • Drums – Art Blakey
  • Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Paul "Buck" Hoeffler*
  • Piano – Bobby Timmons
  • Producer – Alfred Lion
  • Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Tenor Saxophone – Benny Golson
  • Trumpet – Lee Morgan

Notes

Recorded on October 30, 1958.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
4003, BLP 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note, Blue Note 4003, BLP 4003 US 1958
7243 4 95324 2 7 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin' ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 4 95324 2 7 Europe 1999
BST 84003-U, BST 84.003 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin' ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84003-U, BST 84.003 France Unknown
GXF 3002, BST 84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXF 3002, BST 84003 Japan 1977
AP 84003, Blue Note 4003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin' ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Analogue Productions, Blue Note AP 84003, Blue Note 4003 US 2008